Campaign for Action Update: October 22, 2012

What’s New in the Online Community

Community Members Collaborate on Nursing Education

Join the conversation with the campaign’s nurse experts and Action Coalition leaders as they share resources and successful lessons learned advancing nursing education.

Click here to comment, share your own insight, learn more about the resources and updates and get more names of other experts in the field.

Remember, you must be logged into the community to comment, and you can do so by clicking on “Community Login” directly under “About Us” at the top of the web page.

If you haven’t registered yet and want to share a resource or comment, follow these simple steps. Just 5 minutes will empower you to connect online!

Go to

Select “Create Account” (top left), enter the requested information, including a picture (optional) and read the Terms of Service, then select “Submit.”

This short process allows you to post your thoughts, ideas, comments or resources on all things related to the Campaign for Action.


Reminder that next week is the third and final Live Meeting Online “Office Hours.” After the past two sessions, people felt fully ready to navigate in the community and update their state pages. You can register for the next session scheduled for October 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 EDT here.


Funding and Other Opportunities

HRSA Offers Grant Writing Workshop

This Thursday, October 25, the Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Division of Nursing will host a live webcast to provide technical assistance in grant writing and tips for strengthening grant applications. Back to Basics: The Foundations for Grant Writing Webcast is available to all schools of nursing and healthcare organizations eligible for Division of Nursing awards.

October 25, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT

See this flyer for more information.


RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Packaging Research for Policymakers

Registration for RWJF’s second eTraining on policymaker outreach is now open. This session will focus on how to create messages and materials that are understandable and appealing to policymaker audiences.

November 8, 12:00-1:30 pm EST

Register here.


RWJF New Careers in Nursing Releases Call for Applications

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing is a scholarship program to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program will provide scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and master’s nursing programs.

Applications due January 13, 2013

Find more information about the program and how to apply here.

Opportunities from Recent Weekly Updates:

RWJF Health Policy Fellows Call for Applications

Reference letters due November 7; apply by November 14

RWJF Video Contest: Coordinating Care Transitions

Submissions due by November 17

RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows Call for Applications

Apply by January 15, 2013

Campaign Pillars

Advancing Nursing Education

New Education Progression Resources Available Online

New Resources and Tools posted on the Campaign for Action online community can help you implement education progression in your Action Coalition. Each education model listed below has its own expert consultant and resources to help your AC. Check them out and don’t hesitate to contact Mary Sue Gorski ([email protected]) or these other experts with any questions.

BSN at the Community College: Dr. Jean Wortock ([email protected])

Information on the RN-BSN Community Colleges Model

Information on the RN-BSN Community Colleges Model PowerPoint

Shared Curriculum Model: Dr. Liz Close ([email protected])

Information on the Shared Curriculum Model

Competency or Outcomes Based Curriculum: Dr. Maureen Srczynski ([email protected])

Information on the Competency or Outcomes-Based Model

AACN and N-OADN Promote Academic Progression in Three-Part Webinar Series

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (N-OADN) are working together to support our shared goals of academic progression in nursing. AACN and N-OADN recently published a brochure for associate degree-prepared nurses and nursing students on taking the next step in their nursing education by pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate nursing degree. The brochure is available here.

The two organizations are also hosting a three-part webinar series, which will be free to their members. Guest speakers include nursing education experts who will provide their perspectives on exciting initiatives that aim to increase the number of baccalaureate and graduate-prepared nurses in the workforce.

Navigating Academic Progression: National Insights and Action

November 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Adviser for Nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will share her work with the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Pamela Thompson, MSN, RN, FAAN, Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing, will provide an overview of her work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Academic Progression in Nursing program. Learn about the significant efforts underway in several states to support academic progression.

Registration and more information.

Collaborative Academic Progression Models: Showcasing Successful Partnerships

January 22, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Registration and more information.

Information for February’s webinar will become available in the coming weeks.

How did your state begin to embark on education progression?

See how other ACs began their work on education progression and tell them about your AC in the online community. This Q&A already has quite a few comments. Add yours now!


Promoting Nurses as Leaders

Experts Say it’s Time for All Nurses to Get Politically Savvy

There are endless ways for nurses to lead in many settings, and the political arena is no different. In this article on, Lisette Hilton writes about the ways in which nurses have led through political participation.

Read the full article here.

Removing Barriers to Practice & Care

Does your state have a Health Insurance Exchange? Are nurses at the table?

As of August 2102, according to this Kaiser Family Foundation report, 15 states plus DC have established state-based exchanges.  Do you know if there are nurse leaders at the table?  And if not, are there efforts underway?

Read answers from other states in the Campaign for Action online community and add your response here!

Scope of Practice Assessment Toolkit

The Washington Center for Nursing, part of the Washington Nursing Action Coaliaiton, developed this toolkit, entitled, “Nursing Scope of Practice: Are we facilitating or impeding? An organizational self-assessment.”

Find the tool and add your comments here.

Health Innovations

Healthy Communities are the key to the health of the nation

Susan Swider, who was appointed to the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, Integrative and Public Health, wrote a community post connecting the Affordable Care Act, the changing health care system and why it’s essential for nurses to have a voice in the greater community.

Read Dr. Swider’s post and share your comments here.

Upcoming Webinars Related to the Campaign for Action

CCNA continues host a series of technical assistance webinars and teleconferences on a variety of topics.  Click here for a current list and description of upcoming webinars and teleconferences.   These webinars will be available to all Action Coalitions.  Invitations and login information for each webinar or teleconference will be sent separately.

October 31, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT – Hospital Safety as a Priority:  An Opportunity for Nurses to Lead Presented by:  The Leapfrog Group

November 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST – An Overview – The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (Invitation to be sent to selected groups)

December 13, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST – Data: An Overview of What is Collected, Where to Access It and How to Use It (Invitation to be sent)

See other webinars in the Funding and Other Opportunities and Advancing Nursing Education sections above.

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